Front Page Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield, Sept. 6, 2017:
The progressive rules are very different for Islamists. Anyone else who supported theocracy, racism and homophobia would be furiously denounced. But the left embraces Islamists.
Keith Ellison got a complete pass on his membership in the Nation of Islam and anti-Semitism. And one of the left’s latest Islamist pets is Deedra Hill Abboud.
Abboud, formerly with the anti-Semitic Islamist hate group CAIR, is aiming for the Senate. And Deedra Hill Abboud made headlines playing the usual “Help, I’m being suppressed by the Islamophobes” game. And the media rushed to promote her. So did Senator Flake.
Here’s how anti-Orthodox leftist activist Shmuly Yanklowitz of Uri L’Tzedek and Jews for Syrian Human Rights, describes Abboud.
Just met with Deedra Hill Abboud who is running for United States Senate (for Jeff Flake’s seat in 2018). She is a progressive, religious Muslim, deeply concerned with healthcare, education, immigration reform, LGBT rights, environmental protection, & much more. She believes the U.S. can be more just than it is today!
Back in 2006 she was interviewed via Phoenix New Times in The Chosen One:
She defends her husband’s right under Islam to have as many as four wives. “But I wouldn’t want that,” Abboud says, her hands deep in soap suds, her pastel blue headscarf, or hijab, hugging her round face. “I wouldn’t agree to it. Not right now, anyway.”
America can be more… polygamist.
Nothing says progressive like polygamy. And she is very for LGBT rights. Just ask some of the folks she’s hanging around with.
Arizona Senate candidate Deedra Abboud is scheduled to appear at a benefit dinner for ICNA Relief, the relief arm of the Islamic Circle of North America, on October 14th. Although Abboud has presented herself as the new moderate face of the Muslim community, she will be sharing the stage with two extremist clerics, Siraj Wahhaj and Omar Suleiman.
Wahhaj also expresses racial and religious bigotry. In other speeches, he has said, “Woe to the Muslims who pick kafirs [non-Muslims] for friends. Woe, woe, woe to the Muslims who take kafirsas friends. Kafir will take you away from the remembrance of Allah…. Take not into your intimacy those outside of your race. They will not fail to corrupt you.” Wahhaj has also called homosexuality “a disease of this society.”
Omar Suleiman, meanwhile, has been condemned by moderate Muslim activists for describinghomosexuality as a “disease” and a “repugnant shameless sin.” He refers to the Islamic death penalty for the “people that practiced sodomy.” In a talk titled “Fighting Zina,” Suleiman claimsthat women who are too close with their brothers are likely to commit incest. Women, he declares, should never be alone with a man outside of her family. Further, he warns, without condemnation, that women who commit adultery risk being killed by a family member.
I don’t think there’s ever been anything this progressive.
We’ve got race mixing denounciations, honor killings and the death penalty for homosexuals.
But don’t worry, this won’t impede the latest “progressive” Islamist candidate from the long march through the rotting corpse of the Democrat Party. The media will ignore it. The leftist activists will close their eyes. Because the rules are different for Islamists.